Telling your employer about your Arthritis.
Interested in hearing your experiences about letting your employer know about your condition, and your thoughts on my situation if you have any.
I have Psoriatic Arthritis which has not responded yet to any treatment in New Zealand on my current Visa so I'm moving back to the UK to see if I have any better luck on the NHS. I've got a job offer starting in April. Its a desk job like my current one with a national charity who would be I hope pretty responsible employers (I've worked for some chancers in my time 🤑).
For the first time I will tell my employer that I have this condition as I'm over having to pretend to be able to carry things, not be fatigued, or make excuses at work social events etc. I put it on my equal opportunities disclosure form on the application - but who sees those forms and what do they achieve? I don't need a fancy desk yet, and I bring my own mouse and keyboard with me like a travelling IT salesman already so I'm all good in the main. Just need time for appointments etc.
When did you tell your employer? Did you wish you did this earlier, or even before your started? Should I tell them now - and if so do I tell HR or my manager do you reckon?
All the best folks - thanks for reading this far!😎